Christmas gifts vary. Some bring you joy, some bring you peace, and some bring you love. Today, my Christmas gifts all brought me love. They brought me the love of family, the love of friends, the love of God, the love of community, and the love of sisters in Christ.
Over the past two decades, I had lost touch with a friend who once joined me in worship every Sunday morning. I often wondered what she was doing, and whether she still loved God as much as she did back then. I now know that she does, because I read her Blogs every day. Today, she brought me the love of sisterhood when she helped me raise my father from the dead.
I knew my mother seemed confident that he would live again, but my faith grew dim as the hours went by, and I was unable to hear her voice responding to my call. I now know that I must speak her name through my heart, as if speaking in the language of the spirit, from the heart. I also know, without a doubt, that eternity is real, that God is true, that hope is our fervent friend, and that every Word of God must manifest.
New York City, New York, USA
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